|The 4th Incarnation of my old $10 lamps!|
I have two little projects (out of the FOUR MILLION I have either underway or on the tarmac waiting for takeoff!) to share with you this week. Most everyone is probably burning up their credit cards today on Cyber Monday, but so far I have exercised supreme self-control. Of course, the day is not over yet ...
|Dowels for dish towels!|
I bought a dowel from Lowe's and cut it to fit, then secured it with a hot glue gun onto the apron of my butcher block. I was desperate for a place to hang a couple of dish towels. Pretty clever, huh?
When I find the wax which came with the butcher block years ago -- pretty sure I still have it somewhere -- I will give the dowels a coat or two.
|Remember these? Ten dollar lamps from Home Depot about a hundred years ago.|
They were originally white, then yellow, then pink...
|First I tried the Graphite Chalk Paint, didn't like it, too flat, not dramatic enough.|
|Then I pulled out the tried and true|
Benjamin Moore Semi-Gloss AquaGlo in Black
Two coats did the trick
|Two coats and some new bling later...|
|Here they are being assembled.|
|I found two new shades at Home Goods, perfect size and shape.|
Then two new harps at Lowe's
as well as two black finials.
|I don't know what that white line is across the photo -- looks a little unearthly doesn't it?|
|So what do you think?|
Linking up with these great blogs this week to share great ideas -- beginning with Susan at Metamorphosis Monday. Check them out, and leave some nice comments. I love it when you leave me comments,too, and I hope you are not having trouble doing so. I received an email from a new Blog friend this morning, telling me she was unable to comment, and I noticed my previous post only has 5 -- kind of unusual when a post is linked to that many parties. Please let me know if you are having trouble!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special